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Spring 2013 Course Descriptions

English 4760  Studies in Professional Writing: Document Design

Section 001       CRN 31646
Gay
Studies in Professional Writing:  Document Design    1630-1745 MW

Effective documents are not just produced, they are designed. In this course, we will learn the basics of effective document design, developing visual literacy and a design vocabulary that will help you to create rhetorically appropriate, professional documents. The course will make extensive use of Adobe InDesign and students will also gain experience in analyzing documents, redesigning poorly conceived documents, usability testing, and the ethics of design. Students will also have the opportunity to work on client-based projects. (Group 5)